Case Closed Charges Dropped Against Homestead Police Officer Due to Wife's Decision

Case Closed: Charges Dropped Against Homestead Police Officer Due to Wife’s Decision

DEBARYLIFE – Charges against a Homestead Police officer who was detained in February on suspicion of beating his wife and hurling her phone at her have been dropped. He was originally charged with violence and other offenses.

Diego Quiroga was charged with robbery, violence, and aggravated battery back on February 29.

However, according to court documents, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office chose last week not to prosecute Quiroga and dismissed all of his accusations.

According to the records, the declaration was made a few days after the wife of Quiroga, the accused victim, signed a court letter expressing her wish for the accusations against her husband to be withdrawn.

The signed letter that NBC6 was able to obtain said, “I do not wish to provide any statements, sworn or otherwise, nor do I wish to testify against my husband.”

Case Closed Charges Dropped Against Homestead Police Officer Due to Wife's Decision (1)

As stated in the arrest record, Quiroga told police that he and his spouse had gotten into a violent altercation over infidelity and text messages after the police arrived to an allegation of domestic assault.

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According to the complaint, Quiroga, 39, claimed that his wife had begun striking and scratching him on his face and chest. When he attempted to push her away, she cut her cheek.

However, the report stated that the woman claimed Quiroga snatched her phone and flung it at her, causing the laceration.

According to the article, the wife reportedly claimed that Quiroga had followed her into a bathroom and that she had to ward him off with a shower curtain rod.

Following the arrest, Quiroga was put on administrative leave without pay. He will remain on leave until an internal affairs investigation is finished and submitted to the police chief for evaluation, according to a statement released by Homestead Police on Tuesday.

“The Homestead Police Department is determined to look into this case thoroughly and objectively. Based on the findings, we will take appropriate measures if needed,” the statement read.

“We would like to reassure the community that our department is committed to maintaining the highest standards of accountability and integrity. We expect the best of our officers, so such behavior won’t be accepted.”

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